Employee Relocation and Retention

Employee Relocation and Retention

Relocating your business comes with a whole set of challenges that need to be addressed. Besides the logistics involved with actually moving and transporting all of your equipment to your new location quickly and safely, as well as having it set up with as little downtime as possible, you should also consider the effect it might have on employee retention.

How Relocating Can Affect Employee Retention

One of the goals that all businesses have during relocation is to get set up as quickly as possible in order to avoid as much downtime as possible.

However, if you lose a lot of employees as a result of the move, then you may experience a drop in productivity as you seek replacements, who then need to be properly trained before they can begin working effectively.

Many employees will not want to make a long-distance move for a number of reasons. First of all, they may like where they live. Secondly, if they’re settled in the community, it takes a lot of effort to sell their homes, move their families and find a new place to live. Last, but not least, it may be easier and less expensive for them to stay behind and find a new job.

How to Mitigate Against the Loss of Employees

Make it as easy for your employees as possible by covering the expenses of their move, offering an incentive to stay with the company (such as a promotion or a pay bump) or even helping them find temporary housing so that they’re not rushed into selling their old house and buying a new one.

On the same token, let them know far in advance of any plans to relocate, even if it’s just across town. If you can recruit new employees while your current workers are still available to train new hires, the change will go more smoothly.

If you are planning to relocate your business, you’ll want to work with a reputable and experienced mover in Phoenix. Office relocation professionals deal with moving logistics so that you can focus on operations and talent. Contact us at Dircks Moving & Logistics to schedule your upcoming move today.